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I think it's safe to say - I take my skincare pretty seriously. I'm always looking for that new, life changing skincare product. You know - THE ONE. It'll give me the beautiful skin I've always dreamed of - it's cost effective and doesn't take much time.

But it's hard to tell which products truly are great. Lots promise the world - then seriously under-deliver.

I like to research products before trying them - to see if their ingredients are worth the hype. And then when I do try them, it takes at least one skin cycle (about 30 days) to see results. Even longer if I'm hoping to see improvement in dark spots (hyperpigmentation). Some have amazing reviews with clinical studies to back them. And while some products truly are life changing, others just aren't.

Below Are Some Skincare Categories That I Hope You'll Find Useful.

I've included links to more information about most of the products on each page - with the goal of having a link for every product. Some of the products I've used myself, others I haven't (because acne products won't work if I don't have acne). Everything I recommend has clinical studies - or great reviews - or both - to back it.

I Often Recommend SkinCeuticals® Products.

SkinCeuticals is a cosmeceutical skincare line made in the U.S.A. Their mission is to improve your skin's health. SkinCeuticals got their start in skin cancer research, which led to breakthroughs in antioxidant skincare. Their products are clinically proven to penetrate skin (not all skincare products do!), correcting signs of aging, protecting healthy skin, and preventing future damage.

With 4 generations of topical antioxidant formulations, 10 patents, and more than 200 studies published in prestigious medical journals, SkinCeuticals is a trailblazer in antioxidant science. Quite simply, their products work. Learn more about SkinCeuticals #ad on their website.

Thanks so much for reading! And, as always, thank you for supporting Masterpiece Skin Restoration!

- Amy Takken, RN



The years roll by and leave a mark on your skin. Wrinkles can leave you looking older than you feel. If you want your skin to be healthy and look its best, then prevention is the key - because preventing wrinkles is much easier than trying to erase them. There are TONS of high tech skincare formulations to choose from. We've picked a few of our favorites that work really well and have clinical studies to back them!

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6 Signs You Might Have Sensitive Skin +

The Best Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive skin may have eczema, rosacea or skin allergies. Their skin can be very dry, injured or reactive to things like sun and wind. For these people, skincare labels like "hypoallergenic" are very misleading because the FDA has no standards for what hypoallergenic means in skincare (& cosmetics). We've picked a few skincare products that should work well for sensitive skin.



Very few of us are free of dark spots. They can be from sun exposure, acne, melasma, etc. And they're hard to get rid of - and not easy to conceal! Fortunately, there are lots of dark spot correctors that work. BUT many are irritating and some can cause more dark spots - and even light spots - especially in people with dark skin. You may have to experiment to find the best one for you. We've picked a few of our favorites that have good science to back them.

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7 Lifestyle Changes That Fight Acne +

The Best Skincare Products for Adult Acne

You patiently wait for your teen acne to go away, then hit your 20s and realize you're going to get wrinkles right alongside those zits. Adult acne is a persistent problem for some people. (More women are affected than men, but age doesn't seem to matter.) And you need to treat it because as you age, your skin becomes less resilient and more prone to scarring

- which just makes you want to hide your face.

But you can't - and if you use the right products - you shouldn't need to. Finding the right products is the key. Check out our skincare picks for adult acne!



Flaky, chapped lips aren't HOT - and sometimes they hurt. So most of us have a healthy supply of conditioning lip treatments:  SPF lip balm, lip scrubs, medicated balms, lip masks, etc., etc., etc. To make a long story short, there are so many lip products, it's hard to know which ones work. We've selected a couple of our favorites.

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Some of us want long nails. Others just want strong, healthy nails. The key to either is a healthy nail bed. And the best part is - you can do a great job at home! We've picked some of the best nail products to help grow and strengthen your nails!

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Nurture yourself so you can enjoy life to it's fullest!

When you care for yourself first, everything in your life benefits. We all need time to refuel, and for each one of us that means something a little bit different. For most of us, it means making sleep, good nutrition, emotional, or physical health a priority. We make things like gym time nonnegotiable, or follow a certain diet, or stop checking the cell phone after 7 p.m. Most of us are happier when we are healthy - and it shows. That's where we come in. Masterpiece Skin Restoration gives you all the information you need to restore your skin's health - because healthy skin is beautiful!

We have all the information you need to restore your skin.

Masterpiece Skin Restoration was founded on the principle that each one of us is beautiful. It's an online resource to help you, our valued reader, find the very best of all things medical aesthetics, skincare, beauty, and wellness. Our registered nurse provides all the information you need to make the best choices for your skin - in language you can understand. We research skincare products and treatments that are backed by science and have proven results.

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